Thursday, November 4, 2010

Country cozy

I don't think of myself as a "country girl".  Born and raised in a small town, I don't care much for the big city, however, I wouldn't put myself on a farm either.  But when I saw this photograph posted on The Shabby Tea Room, well I was so mesmerized.  The colors are fun, the arrangement layered, the look ... wonderful.  Later, during my blog hopping, I see that Just Us Girls (cute name, isn't it?) is featuring fabric flowers this week.  The inspiration there is breath-taking!  Gorgeous colors, fabrics, and ideas - I loved everything I saw.  With my colors defined in this photograph and thrilled to create a flower - I was off to my craft room!

I know I have shown you bookmarks in the past, well this one is very special.  That's because next week it will be delivered to the loving hands of a very special lady.  My son's 4th grade teacher.  I know he will be thrilled to give it to her and she is more than deserving for the love and caring she gives every day.

Two Designer Series Papers were used.  The stripe I don't recall ... it was a little treasure I found in my drawer.  The polka dot print is from our Love Letter collection.  I used some old red double stitched ribbon and lengths of white twine too.

Red hemp, creme tulle, and Victoria Lace layered beneath my flower gave the project texture and interest.  The flower itself is creme dress lining and organdy cut in circles and melted over a candle.  After dipping the edges in Modge Podge, I added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and glued on a sweet little red button.

(In case you are wondering ... yes, that is Edward you see in the pages of my book.)

I appreciate your visit and hope enjoyed today's post! 



  1. This bookmark is darling! Clearly your son's teacher is a special shows in the loving care you gave your project. Thanks so much for joining Just Us Girls in the flower fun this week!

  2. Oh so lovely ... your son's teacher will love this handmade from the heart gift! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week, Joanne :)

  3. Joanne this is gorgeous. I know you made it for your sons's teacher and she deseves it. And I am sure she will love it.It's so so gorgeous....
    I love the red and blue and your flower is breathtaking.

    I have been looking around your blog and it's beautiful. All your creations are gorgeous and I am glad I found your blog; ther is so much inspiration! Thank you!

  4. Beautiful bookmark - I love your take on the challenge! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week!

  5. What a creative corner bookmark !
    Love to see you at my challenge -

  6. How is your son's teacher ever going to get any reading done when she is staring at such a beautiful book mark! Maybe she will be feeling that beautiful flower while she is reading. Lovely, Joanne.